Banig are mats handmade in the Philippines from tikog or buri, depending on the region and are traditionally used for sitting or sleeping. The dried grass is cut into long strips and lovingly handwoven.
Weaving is a genuine treasure handed down as a tradition or a trade from one generation to another as it is widely practiced in the country. Its ingenuity is very much employed in its creation and the designs may vary from the practices of those from other regions.
Banig are 100% natural and it is because of this we have chosen to keep with the tradition and not alter the way in which they are made. It is important to understand that banig is meant to decompose over time; natural, dried grass will eventually break down.